Energy sector training programmes for various clients (including NNPC, NAPIMS, Ministry of Power, PPPRA, NAPTIN) on energy topics.
We analysed and highlighted each of the main export markets for Petroleum products into Afghanistan, in particular those from Central Asian Countries, namely Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Iran. We highlighted the potential petroleum products market demand in Afghanistan and we produced a balance of duty paid imports and exempted products into the country.
Research into the international market for talc mined from Afghanistan. For our client, we researched the production and existing export routes for talc out of Afghanistan. We researched international markets and buying patterns of international buyers. We set up meetings with various international talc buyers to initiate direct buying from legal producers in Afghanistan rather than through Pakistani suppliers.
For a Middle Eastern NOC with Asian gas assets, we carried out an analysis of LNG and pipeline gas markets and supply in Asian markets, covering Central Asia, South Asia (Pakistan and India) and East Asia (China), recommendations for how to develop markets for the clients’ gas reserves.
A consortium of Tractabel, REKK and Energy Markets Global (EMG) was commissioned to carry out a follow up study to the LNG and storage strategy adopted by the European Commission in February 2016. EMG was responsible for the LNG parts of the study. In order to understand the main drivers for liquidity, flexibility and transparency in LNG globally, EMG constructed a database of every LNG liquefaction project worldwide; interviewed a wide range of LNG industry participants across the world; prepared case studies of trading in other relevant industries; analysed market, commercial and legal issues around LNG globally; developed scenarios for future LNG supply, demand and pricing; identified possible initiatives the EU could take to increase liquidity, transparency and flexibility.
We prepared a business plan and supporting financial analysis for making NAPTIN Kainji site an ECOWAS Regional Centre of Excellence for power sector training. We set out four options for development of the Kainji site and transformation into a West African regional centre of excellence.
EMG provided an update on the Dubai LNG situation, how LNG can arrive into Dubai and how it can be delivered to consumers. The study included description of the current ownership and contractual structure surrounding LNG supplies to Dubai and other UAE states, including the FSRUs contracted by the Dubai Government, the pipeline gas imports and infrastructure, the Abu Dhabi liquefaction plant. EMG also identified the gas market structure, companies, regulation and extent of the existing gas network and Dubai gas market. We concluded with recommendations for improving operations and security of supply.
Gas transit and markets analysis: we studied opportunities for gas market development along the Brotherhood pipeline route through Ukraine, Slovakia and Czech Republic. We described the markets along the Brotherhood pipeline gas transit route, the economics of supply from Russia to Germany and commercial opportunities along the route.
Advice for energy reform programme and drafting proposal.
We prepared a gas strategy blueprint for developing a PNG to LNG market conversion. As part of this, we advised on the status of the regional and international LNG markets and the impact on Indonesia; researched, analysed and reported on case studies of conversions from pipeline gas to LNG, on international LNG to gas pricing structures using published and our own unpublished research data. We also contributed to and led one day in a three day strategy development workshop with senior corporation executives.
Drafted the new national petroleum policy and petroleum fiscal policies, managing a Ministry team of thirteen. They were well received by all the parties involved, Nigerian government and the corporate oil and gas sector (international and national). The National Petroleum Policy has now been gazetted, published and made part of Nigeria law.
This was a fundamental new approach to gas policy in Nigeria, moving away from a national planning approach to a project based approach based on open access, clear divisions of responsibilities and value chain segments, so as to attract new entrants to the national economy. It also included LNG exports, domestic gas market developments, infrastructure, managing a Ministry team of five. Within this was also included a detailed LPG policy, discussed with and agreed with the Nigerian LPG Association. Managed a Ministry team of four. The policy was well received by all the parties involved, Nigerian government and the corporate oil and gas sector (international and national). The National Gas Policy has now been gazetted, published and made part of Nigeria law.